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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Missing Mookie...

Last Thursday was Mookie's last day.  I still don't really want to talk about it, but I think that I have to let everyone know that he won't be around any more.

He had been ill for a couple of years with thyroid problems and was on daily medication.  He was doing great for an 18 year old.

Then recently he started having urinary tract problems...That did him in.

We will all miss him.  Tessie let me think that he was my cat, but he was really hers.

Actually, he started out as April's cat.  She moved to Pennsylvania and went to grad school there.  He became my cat.  We didn't think that he would adapt well to the cold climate back there.

She found another cat while she was back there and brought it back to AZ with her.  That was when Mookie officially became my cat.

He patiently put up with Tessie for the past few years.  I think that he enjoyed being a part of her world and she enjoyed being part of his.

He never ever tried to chew her head off.  Even when she annoyed him greatly....She often did.

This is one of my favorite photos of him.  He loved Christmas and all of the decorations that he could mess with.  We used to find ornaments all over the house from him batting them around.

I am just happy that he made it as long as he did.  He was a good friend and will be missed by the whole family.

Taking the day off.

See you tomorrow.

32 comments:

Kim said...

I'm so sorry to hear this Casey. It's so hard to lose a furry family member. My heart goes out to you.

azteclady said...

*hug*

I am sure you gave him enough love to light up a city.

Kathi said...

Oh dear, Casey. I am so sorry to hear about Mookie. I understand how much you miss him. I miss my Toby cat too. Sometimes I feel like he is still here. Henry has even been mistakenly called "Toby" when I wasn't thinking. He still misses his little brother. He wouldn't even eat for weeks unless I stood right beside him. I've always loved how your cats have a special place on your blog. Mookie will be missed by all of us. ((hugs))
Kathi

Grandma C said...

I'm sorry to hear about Mookie, and I'm glad to see you are taking the day off!

Phyllisa said...

Dear Casey, I am saddened by your news of Mookie. I shed some tears because I really enjoyed seeing his pictures and hearing about his antics and adventures with Tessie.
He sure put up with a lot from her.
Your followers in blogland will miss Mookie.It's good he had a long and happy life. I'm glad you have many photos that I can look back on.
Phyllisa

Claudia said...

Oh Casey, I am so very sorry. I am always at a loss for words at a time like this, but I want you to know I do understand how heartbreaking this is for you. You and yours are in my thoughts and Mookie is running around somewhere right now, free of pain.

xo
Claudia

kathrynrubidoux said...

I'm so sorry Casey. I always loved seeing your photos of Mookie, he looked so much like my Maisie. It's so hard to let them go, I think we all wish they could stay with us forever.

Adela said...

Lo siento mucho. Me imagino cuanto lo echarás de menos. Un abrazo.

debbie's mini thoughts and creations said...

Casey, so sorry, I know how it feels to lose an beloved pet, they give us much love and affection, you will have such lovely memories, take care x

Idske said...

I'm sure Mooky had the best life and your post really celebrates that! Mooky will be missed by all of us too. (hugs)

Lucille said...

So very sorry for your loss, Casey! Mookie was such a sweet cat and I just adored him!

Steinworks said...

Im so sorry for your loss!

Hugs and Love to you
Marisa

Daydreamer said...

Oh, I'm so sorry for your loss! It is doubly hard when pets have been with you for so long! What an awesome cat he was... his character came through "blogland" loud and clear whenever you showed his picture. It's so sad to have to say good-bye. You are in my thoughts.

Christine said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Mookie. It is surprising what a large hole is in your life when someone so small is absent. Vale Mookie.

Merri said...

I'm so sorry your family lost Mookie, and I know that loss leaves a big hole in your hearts. She was a fortunate kitty to have lived with you, and will live on in your memories of her. Big hugs

12Create said...

My thoughts are with you. I still miss my cat I lost over a year ago. I think we find the loss of a pet so hard because they are so dependent on us yet give such unconditional love, not to mention their personalities that have us wrapped around their little paws.

Margaret said...

Casey I am sorry to hear of your loss, beautiful Mookie was certainly a lucky cat to have had a home with you.

Kristen/Kris/Penny Doll said...

Casey, I'm deeply sorry for your loss. I'm sure he had an amazing life with you and the twosome. I know what it feels like and it hurts deeply. Especially for 18 years. But he was definitely lucky to have you and Tessie as mommies. You definitely have lots of support if you need it. R.I.P Mookie <3

De said...

I'm so sorry, Casey.

Elga said...

Casey, I am so sorry, they really become like children to us and they love us so unconditionally, a bond with a pet is so special and they are sorely missed.

A big hug
Elga

Kim @Minimalarkey said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss, they become as much a part of the family as the people and it hurts so much when they leave us.

Hugging the kitty on my lap extra hard right now.

www.minimalarkey.blogspot.co.uk

mcddiss said...

cuanto siento lo de tu gato, se lo doloroso que es perder a tu mascota y se lo mal que estaras pasandolo

besitos

Mari

chapchap73 said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your sweet fur baby Mookie. He will be missed:( Hugs

Giac said...

Hello Casey,
I am really very sorry. For what it is worth you are in my thoughts.
Big hug,
Giac

hopeful said...

Casey: I can't even begin to tell you how much I feel for what you are going through. It may help to know that he had a good long life but that only dulls the grief a little. He was such a large personality I know he will be much missed by you and all of your followers as well. Take care. - Marilyn from Canada

FabShabbyRoses said...

So Sorry to read this Casey! It's very hard to adjust to the loss of our furry family members. Healing thoughts sent your way!

zilda said...

Que triste, Casey! O que consola é que ele teve um grande lar, foi muito amado e se divertiu muito, durante toda a sua vida. Abraços, querida!

Fabiola said...

I'm sorry for your loss. A pet is a special family member.
Bye Faby

Cara said...

Oh Casey I am so very, very sorry. I've spent the last couple of weeks reading the blog from the beginning. I just happened to scroll down too far when going to the archives to get back to where I left off last night. I've been enjoying the Tessie and Mookie posts. Now I'll cherish each one even more. My heart is with you.

Heidianna said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Mookie! Thinking of you and your family as you process this loss. I will miss seeing him!

Chris P's Minis and More said...

I am sorry Mookie is gone..it's so hard to lose a dear pet..((Hugs! ))

Minka said...

I've not been here in a long time....catching up. So sorry about Mookie...such a great cat.